Also: This forum has become so politcal it's unreal. Party lines drawn. Once someone says something you don't like, you no longer agree with ANYTHING they ever say in the future. Get over yourselves. Sometimes I think MB3 can be douche of epic proportions, but the next day he says something that makes a lot of sense. Tri can be so god damn infatuated with advanced stats and be right a lot about things, but that doesn't mean you cannot disagree and hold a different opinion without saying something stupid. Sometimes I've thought PK's rants and analogies were a total waste of time and other times I thought they were profound and eye opening. But they rarely come out anymore because of the little brats here without the intellectual ability to respectfully disagree with anothers train of thought.
Harden the hell up and stop being babies because one time someone said something and you disagreed with it. The next day they might have a great idea but you're too proud to turn around and agree with them on something else.
In 2012, I was a full-time college freshman working for minimum wage. Most of the people I knew were in the same boat at best. I tried to go to the last Devils-Rangers regular season game at home that year and just couldn't afford it. But a lot of people I know (or knew then) went to a lot of games in 2012. I know I didn't hear of anyone I knew personally selling off their tickets. Not one. Not as if I come from a hockey hot-bed and knew a hundred Devils fans who all held onto tickets or something, though. I just can't imagine having tickets in hand and deciding not to go to a single game in the first round. The point, the statement was "most" of the real fans sold off their tickets. I'm not saying you or Derek aren't real fans and didn't have every good reason not to go, but to think that most of those "real" Rangers fans were selling off their tickets is a reflection of what kind of fanbase exists over there.
Oh stop, we've seen it here before first hand. Rangers fans are doing the EXACT same thing a lot of Devils fans did around 2003. Save the money on the early round games to help pay for the later rounds that have come to be expected.
Only difference is the Devils don't have NY on their chest and the demand for the tickets aren't the same. The Devils had non sell outs in early rounds while Rangers sold out and turned a profit in some ways.
2012 ECF is totally different than a 2015 first round series. Can't stand the Rangers but calling out these guys is bush league
Last quote there is a great one. Can't imagine how tough that must have been for him. It's easy for us sitting here to say Marty doesn't have it anymore and Cory gives us a better chance to win, but not for legends of the game.
In the end, it really goes to show how much of a Devil Marty really is. Realized he still wanted to play, and didn't want to screw it up for the long term for NJ.
Stored my Kovalchuk t shirt in the bottom of some stupid never used drawer. Pulled it out today to find a fabric softener sheet tucked inside. What does that tell me? He'll be back, and he'll be fresh.
Totally unfair. Unless you are saying Brodeur is not a great one. I can't think of one series where Brodeur ever found a way to win a series by himself or was the big difference for an underdog Devils playoff team.
Hate the Rangers. Hate Lundqvist, but let's not bring him down unfairly.
2003 Ottawa comes to mind right off the bat. People talk about Hank like he's a tremendous big game player or the second coming. Even the "king" moniker. What exactly has he won? In ten years in the league he has one trip to the conference finals where he was out dueled by a 40 year old